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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hot Chick, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Hot Chick

    Hot Chick Chirping

    Ok my hen layed her first egg and is laying more but is not sitting on them and so when I go check the eggs are freezing cold .and its getting cold down here

  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    She won't set until she's ready and if it's getting cold already she probably wont be ready till it warms back up. [​IMG] You never know though. What breed is she?
  3. Hot Chick

    Hot Chick Chirping

    Idk what to do advice needed:(
  4. Hot Chick

    Hot Chick Chirping

    She is a black sex link
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    A hen won't set unless she goes broody. It is a hormonal change that occurs and she will stop laying and wants to sit on eggs. No matter how many eggs you let stack up, she won't incubate them until her body is ready.
  6. mickey328

    mickey328 Songster

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Some breeds go broody at the drop of a hat, and some pretty much never do. If you want to hatch eggs, you'll likely need to get one that's of the broody types. Most sexlinks don't go broody at all. They're designed to lay, not to hatch. I have 6 of them and only 2 ever have any inclination to sit on an egg...and then they'll sit there for 20 minutes or so then go on about their business.
  7. Hot Chick

    Hot Chick Chirping

    thanx guys ur adivce helped ,im a first time chiken owner so im not familiar with chiken stuff[​IMG]

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